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St. Martin's Church

Brampton


"Splendid Pre-Raphaelite Church designed by architect Philip Webb"

Magnificent stained glass windows designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and executed in the William Morris studio.

St. Martin's Church,
Front Street,
Brampton,
Cumbria,
Tel: 016977 3433

www.stmartinsbrampton.org.uk
 

Furness Abbey

Barrow-in-Furness


"Experience the grandeur of this 700 year old monastery"

A wonderful church and small chapter house grace this ruined abbey of red sandstone in a secluded valley.

Furness Abbey was founded in 1123 by Stephen, Count of Blois, later King Stephen. The abbey was originally in the hands of the Savigny order of monks, but was later taken over by the Cistercian order. 


Furness Abbey,
Barrow-in-Furness,
Cumbria,
LH13 0TJ


www.english-heritage.org.uk
 

Carlisle Cathedral

Carlisle


"Visited by over 200,000 people a year"

The Cathedral, founded in 1122 and battered by centuries of warfare, was built for the glory of God, and services have been said and sung daily in it for nearly 900 years.

Carlisle Cathedral,
7 The Abbey,
Carlisle,
Cumbria,
CA3 8TZT


www.carlislecathedral.org.uk
 
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Cartmel Priory

Cartmel


"One of the North's finest ecclesiastical buildings"

The village of Cartmel, grew up around this twelfth century Priory church which, according to legend, was built between two parallel streams in response to a ’heavenly voice’.

It survives as the centre of village life, and is a place of worship, a concert venue and a visitor attraction.


Cartmel Priory,
Cartmel,
Grange-over-Sands,
Cumbria,
LA11 6QA

Tel/Fax: 015394 47997

www.cartmelpriory.org.uk
 

Conishead Priory

Ulverston


"Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre"

I
nternational Buddhist College and the Mother Centre of Kadampa Buddhism.

Based at Conishead Priory, a large Victorian Gothic country house, it is surrounded by gardens and woodland on the shores of Morecambe Bay.

Manjushri Centre
Conishead Priory,
Ulverston,
Cumbria,
LA12 9QQ
Tel: 01229 584029

www.conisheadpriory.org
 

Ewe Close Farm
Aspatria
Ewe Close Farm

"A real working rare breed farm offering a hands-on farming experience"


There are three breeds of cattle all classified as either 'native' or rare and the same is true of the six varieties of sheep.

Currently there is one breed of pig and a growing herd of goats, two Shetland ponies, five donkeys and a large collection of ducks, geese chickens and bantams

Ewe Close Farm,
Arkleby,
Near Aspatria,
Wigton,
Cumbria,
CA7 2DS
Tel: 01697 321917

www.eweclosefarm.co.uk
 

 

Theatre by the Lake

 
Egremont Crab Fair
Egremont

"First held in 1267"

Every year the townsfolk of Egremont hold an annual celebration after harvest time, known as The Crab Fair. 

Crab Fair day is always the third Saturday in September and is eagerly awaited by the whole community.

The Crab Fair is famous worldwide for the World Championship gurning competition, where contestants pull ugly faces through a horse collar or 'braffin'. This event is always the final event of the Fair, and causes huge excitement and sometimes controversy.


www.egremontcrabfair.com
 

Walby Farm Park
Carlisle

"Cumbria's best visitor attraction 2008"

A great day out for the whole family, conveniently located just 4 miles from Carlisle, you'll find indoor and outdoor fun on this family farm.

With Cumbria's largest indoor play area, exciting outdoor play areas, lots of animal friends and a nature trail too, you really will be spoilt for choice!


Walby Farm Park,

Walby,
Crosby-on-Eden
Carlisle,
Cumbria,
CA6 4QL
Tel: 01228 573056

www.walbyfarmpark.com
 

Threlkeld Quarry
& Mining Museum
Threlkeld

"Activities for all the family from budding geologists to hopeful prospectors"


An historical look back at mining and quarrying in Cumbria from the Romans until recently.

Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum,
Threlkeld,
Keswick,
Kendal,
Cumbria,
CA12 4TT
Tel: 01768 779747

www.threlkeldquarryandmining museum.co.uk
 
Coniston Country Fair
Coniston

"An insight into traditional Lakeland"

The fair takes place in the grounds of Coniston Hall and is set amongst superb surroundings on the shores of Coniston water against a backdrop of the famous Coniston Old Man and it's surrounding fells. 

There is ample parking on the site and the fair is only a short walk from the centre of Coniston village.


www.conistoncountryfair.co.uk
 

Lanercost Priory
Brampton

"Step back 800 years"

Lanercost Priory was founded about 1166 by Henry II.

When completed in 1220, canons came from the priory in Norfolk, and remained for some 370 years until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536, by Henry VIII.

Lanercost Priory,
Lanercost,
Brampton,
Cumbria,
CA8 2HQ

www.english-heritage.org.uk
 

Cartmel Races

Cartmel


"Small Racecourse of the Year in the North"

Racing at Cartmel dates back to 1856, but it is almost certain that racing has taken place here since at least the middle of the fifteenth century when monks of the nearby priory entertained themselves by organising racing on mules.

With its rich history and location on the Holker Estate, Cartmel offers a sense of uniqueness and charm unrivalled on the racing circuit. Such qualities ensure that visitors return year on year and have given the racecourse attendances to match the much larger venues.

Cartmel Racecourse,
Cartmel,
Grange-over-Sands,
Cumbria,
LA11 6QF
Tel: 015395 36340


www.cartmel-racecourse.co.uk
 
 

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